Today, the Oculus Rift turns one. 🎂🎂🎂
The virtual reality system very well may have been the most important consumer gadget to be released last year, and for all the critiques and praise that have pushed it through 2016, it’s clear we’re still looking at a technology that hasn’t scratched its fullest potential.
For better or worse, Facebook’s Oculus has been the poster boy for VR and will likely continue to be. The Kickstarter-backed company sent ripples through tech communities in 2014 when it was announced that Facebook would be acquiring it for $2 billion. It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing since then, the company has filled Facebook’s year with a disproportionate amount of bad press that will undoubtedly provide a nice background to whichever David Fincher film eventually chronicles the rise of Oculus VR.
As the Oculus Rift turns 1, Facebook is still responsible for where VR industry goes next